With the weather warming up just in time for the holiday weekend I took it upon myself to enjoy as much of the outdoors as I possibly could. Friday morning encompassed a leisurely bike ride around the Seawall and Stanley Park with some good friends. Saturday (starting at 5am) I was put through my paces by another friend who was training for his half ironman triathlon. Suffice it to say I was more than a little fatigued after putting in (as near as makes no difference) 100kms in two days on my bike before meeting Vince (of www.vincechow.ca) for a photo walk and mutual learning session regarding our editing styles. I must once again apologize to Vince as I was probably more dead weight that day than usual.
Irregardless of my tiredness, it really was a nice day to be strolling around the streets of the city and even in my bleary eyed state I saw a great photo opportunity in the sun across a street in Gastown. Seated between two doorways, also enjoying the nice weather, was my best photo of the day.
Hesitating for only a moment before b-lining it across the street, I asked if I could take her photo for my portraits of strangers project and she kindly obliged. Introducing herself as Carla, I later learned that she works in graphic design and fashion, which I thought really showed in her demeanor and style. I also liked that she was sporting a daffodil for cancer awareness month.
My thanks go to Carla for being so open and friendly in addition to being such a great subject for this portrait!
If you would like to learn more about her work feel free to visit her website www.carlamiranda.ca.